September 9th, 2020 | Sterling

Are you ready to return to the office?

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See whether your business is fit to return to work.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries and companies in vastly different ways. But with the unemployment rate rising as high in some countries. E.g. 27.1% in India for May 2020, it’s vital to consider a return to offices to get workers back into their jobs to support families and communities.

Each company will invariably create their own tailored and specific return to work plan but a universal understanding is that there are many operational issues to consider and plan for in this ‘new normal’. It’s also imperative to turn your mind to whether your organisation and your employees are indeed ready for a return to the workplace.

One aspect that should be front of mind in your return to work plan is background screening. After their time away from the office, are your employees suitable to return to their roles? Have they had any incidents during their time away from the office that may affect their performance? Are they still fit to represent your business?

Implementing a tailored suite of background screening services helps you regain confidence and reassurance in your employees’ suitability for their roles at your company as we return to the office. Background screening can help you ensure that you are aware of any incidents during the time away from the office. This is particularly relevant for incidents that might affect an employee’s performance and behaviour back in the workplace or might negatively impact on your business and your other staff members.

As circumstances change, people and their personal circumstances will also change. Rescreening your staff before they head back to the office means minimising your workforce risk and ensuring that your organisation is investing in the right staff to return to the workplace.

Ongoing screening is now recognised as a best practice to ensure that your employee culture continues to be aligned with your company’s values. It also helps to ensure that your company’s return to work is smooth and safe for all.

One of the things that can help you with that is to take our quick quiz to see whether your business is fit to return to the office.

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